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Honda HRX217VKA (21") 186cc Select Drive™ Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Model: HRX217VKA
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
261 Reviews
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
Premium Honda GCV190 186cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Innovative Select Drive™ Variable Speed Drive System
Use the speed adjust dial to set desired speed range
Let's you control your speed while you mow
Select Drive™ handle forms a comfortable, one-piece handlebar

21-Inch Worry-Free Nexite® Cutting Deck w/ Lifetime Warranty
High impact resistant material does not dent, rust, or corrode

Patented 4-In-1 Versamow System™ w/ Clip Director® Control
Mulch, bag, rear discharge or shred w/ no parts to lose
Maximizes the flow of grass clippings & minimizes clogging

MicroCut™ Twin Blade System
Four cutting surfaces to cut grass into tiny pieces
Mow up to 50% farther between "empties" when using rear bagger

High Capacity 2.5 Bushel Rear Grass Bag
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

9-Inch Ball-Bearing Supported Wheels
7 position cutting height adjustment (3/4" to 4")

Quick Release 3-Position Handle
Easy height adjustment and folds up for compact storage


Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
186 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
8.3 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Deck
Cutting Options
4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
Deck Material
NeXite
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
21 Inches
Cutting Height
0.75-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3.6 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
9 Inch
Rear Tire Size
9 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
89 Pounds
Product Length
64.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
786102003131
Model
HRX217VKA
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  3 Questions
Q: Who fixes the mower while on warranty?
by Chantel from Nebraska on April 26, 2016

A: Chantel - the Honda warranty is a nationwide warranty, so you can take the mower to any Honda authorized service center in your area should warranty repairs ever be required. We have a link at the bottom of our web site for "service centers" if you want to find the closest Honda authorized service center in your area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does it have a discharge chute rear or side capability is this a optional equipment
by Marty from Indiana on April 30, 2015

A: Marty - on the Honda HRX series mowers, if you remove the bagger from the rear of the mower, the discharge guard will swing down and and allow for grass clippings to be discharged out of the rear of the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Good morning,

I see that the Honda HRX217HZA has a non-metal mowing deck (with a lifetime warranty). What material is it made out of and on an uneven surface will the deck flex? Thanks

by Floyd Sandlin from Washington on August 11, 2012

A: Floyd - the mower deck on the Honda HRX217HZA is made from "NEXITE", which is a polymer material that is very similar to what is used to make football helmets and car bumpers. The mower will not flex when mowing uneven surfaces.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217VKA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (74)
High Quality (66)
Easy To Start (47)
Reliable (42)
Exceeded Expectations (31)
Cons
Expensive (47)
None (24)
Heavy (16)
Low Quality (4)
Difficult To Use (4)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
261 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Matt H.
Mount Pleasant, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet Mower, Groomed Lawn
Purchased this mower in April 2015, used about 10 times now. Mower is a pleasure to use-- takes the work out of mowing. It's operable one-handed, most difficult thing with mowing is deciding what beverage to hold while doing it. Twin blade system does a great job of leaving a smooth lawn and very small clippings. I would definitely buy again.
Matt Recommends This Honda Mower
Matt's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to find what I was looking for on their website. great price, fast shipping... what else could I want?!"
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Charles B
Fayetteville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I Expected More
I purchased this mower a little less than two years ago due to its rating by Mowers Direct, numerous positive reviews and its expected quality being a Honda product. I always use top quality fuel with fuel stabilizer but when I went to crank it up this season the mower would not keep a stable idle and would not fully throttle up. I checked the air filter, spark plug and the gas was clean. I contacted Jose who confirmed that the mower had a 5 year warranty. I brought the mower to a local... more
Pros: Quiet, Features
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable
Charles Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Manuel R
Humble, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cadillac Of Lawn Mowers
Very easy to use with a fraction of the effort I applied with my old Toro. The cut is beautiful, and did my lawn in about 1/3 less time.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Features
Cons: None
Manuel Recommends This Honda Mower
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William H
Montgomery, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I've Ever Owned
The lawn mower is excellent. Only wished that the price was lower. I could have almost purchased a riding mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
William Recommends This Honda Mower
William's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"PED delivered as always."
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Brian M
Northbridge, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/30/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!!!
Great mower with great features. Runs quiet. Mulches great with lots of power to handle tall grass and leaves. Ability to vary mulching and bagging is a nice feature. I've had many low-end mowers that did the job, but the quality of this mower seems worth the extra cost. I would buy again.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Brian's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Best price. Easy purchase, fast free shipping. Would shop here again"
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Terry P
Oxon Hill, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Have Been Very Impressed With "honda Lawnmower" For Years!
I have been very impressed with Honda products. I would like to compliment your company. I received my lawnmower as scheduled. Conversing back and forth with your personnel was very professional and helpful. I will definitely deal with your company again! Thank You for your professionalism and helpfulness!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Terry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kenneth R
Raleigh, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/28/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I bought this mower to replace an old Craftsman push mower. This has been a great upgrade. The quality of the cut is better than my old mower and the self-propelled feature is a nice improvement. I have a few steep hills on my yard and the mower has no problem getting up and down the hills. The speed control is easy to adjust. Always starts on the first pull. This mower cost a bit more than I hoped to spend, but am happy with its performance so far. The only con for me is that I can't cut as... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Kenneth Recommends This Honda Mower
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Patrick G
West Orange, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/27/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine
I was in the market for a new mower and all reviews pointed me to this one and I am not disappointed!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Patrick Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jay H
Troy, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/16/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Super Fast Shipping!
Ordered at 4pm on Tuesday. Was mowing with it 4pm on Wednesday. Excellent.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Jay Recommends This Honda Mower
Jay's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very impressed with the processing and shipping through Mowers Direct. Would buy from these guys again. Thanks."
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Josh O
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Three Weeks Of Use
I received my mower about three weeks ago. It came packaged well and shipped to my doorstep within a day or two of ordering! It works well, not too loud, and mows effortlessly. Out of the box it ran at 2600rpms and after reading about the governor setting I changed the governor setting to the faster setting at it now runs st 3200-3300 rpms. The self propelled speed is fast, I normally mow with the setting somewhere in the middle.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable, Quiet
Cons: Expensive
Josh Recommends This Honda Mower
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Francis R
Wilmington, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Mower started on second pull. Cuts well and is easy to use. Used three times on 3/4 of an acre no problems.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Francis Recommends This Honda Mower
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